---- — LOWELL — Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
The annual competition promotes artistic talent and achievement among young artists, providing them with the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building. The competition is open to high school students. from the 3rd Congressional District.
In years past, hundreds of students from across the district have submitted artwork to be judged by a panel of area artists, based on a platform of criteria. This year, the winning student will have his/her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, as well as receive two complimentary airplane tickets to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national ceremony in mid-June. An artistic scholarship of at least $3,000 will be awarded to the winner, providing that the student applies and is accepted to the institution offering the award.
All individuals who wish to participate must follow the artwork guidelines, as well as submit information and release forms with their piece. This information and the forms can be found at the Congresswoman’s website: http://tsongas.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/
Artwork should be delivered to Congresswoman Tsongas’ Lowell office: 11 Kearney Square, 4th Floor, Lowell, MA 01852.
Submissions are due by April 24, 2014.
The artwork will be on display for the entire month of May at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road. An artists’ reception will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at the Library from 12-1:30 p.m., at which time Congresswoman Tsongas will announce the overall winner and runners up. There will be a keynote address given at the event by a local artist.
If you have any questions, please call 978-459-0101 or visit the Congresswoman’s website.